climate in Korea is temperate with four very distinct
seasons. Summers are very hot and humid, while in winter
temperatures plummet to below freezing. Autumn and
spring are the most comfortable seasons to visit South
Korea. Most of the rain falls in summer during a monsoon
season known as 'jangma'.
the official language of both North and South Korea, and
(along with Mandarin) of Yanbian Korean Autonomous
Prefecture in Manchuria area of China. Worldwide, there
are up to 80 million speakers of the Korean language.
The official currency of South Korea is
the won. The won historically had been broken down into
100 jeon, but typically the smallest amount that crosses
hands presently is 100 won. The currency is pegged
against the U.S. dollar.
The South Korea population is around 49
million. This makes the population density 480 per
square kilometer. Seoul, the national capital, is one of
the most populated cities in the world with a population
of well over 10 million.
Located on the Han River, Seoul, Korea's
capital city has grown into a teeming metropolis with a
population of more than 11 million representing over 24
percent of the entire county's population.